Considered a paradise for skiing and adventure sports, the Lleida Pyrenees invite tourists to discover nature in its purest form. Highlights include:the Aigüestortes and Estany de Sant Maurici National Park, which is the only national park in Catalonia; the El Cadí-Moixerò natural park (the protected space with the largest number of habitats and species of interesting European flora and fauna in Catalonia) and the Alt Pirineu High Pyrenees Park (the largest natural park in Catalonia).
This is a landscape full of history with a surprising cultural heritage. Its greatest treasure: the group of Romanesque-style monuments in the Vall de Boí has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lleida also invites visitors to enjoy its tasty cuisine, which is based on the best traditional and craft products.
There's much more to the Girona Pyrenees than you imagine. There's a landscape of contrasts with peaks of 3,000 metres, peaceful valleys (Cerdanya orCamprodon), and magical beauty spots such as Vall de Núria. There are white winters in top ski resorts (Vallter 2000, Vall de Núria, La Molina and Masella), with many other mountain and adventure sports to enjoy. There's the Natural Park of the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone, with almost 40 volcanoes blanketed in greenery andFageda d'en Jordà, an impressive beech forest.
There are picturesque high-mountain towns such as Oix and Beget, and municipalities located in charming natural settings, such as Santa Pau. There are historical and cultural jewels of Romanesque architecture, such as the monastery of Santa Maria de Ripoll and small rural churches scattered throughout the area. There's the mediaeval town of Besalú, the cliff-top town of Castellfollit de la Roca and lively county capitals such as Ripoll, Olot andPuigcerdà, along with many other towns offering plenty to explore.